4.2 SPECIAL TOOLS, TMDE, AND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT .
No special tools or equipment are required for maintenance of the kitchen tent.
4.3 REPAIR PARTS.
Repair parts are listed and illustrated in Appendix C of this manual.
SECTION II. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT
4.4 SITE AND SHELTER REQUIREMENTS .
Refer to paragraph 2.7.a for site selection and requirements. There are no shelter requirements for this
4.5 SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIEL.
a. Unpacking. When either a new or used tent is received, it must be uncrated and inspected to make
certain all items are accounted for and In serviceable condition. Five soldiers can erect the tent In
approximately 60 minutes.
b. Checking Unpacked Equipment
(1) Inspect the equipment for damage incurred during shipment. If the equipment has been damaged,
report the damage on Standard Form 364, Report of Deficiency.
(2) Check the equipment against the packing slip to see. If the tent is complete. Report all
discrepancies In accordance with the instructions contained in DA Pam 738-750.
c. Processing Unpacked Equipment. The greatest amount of damage to tentage is caused by
carelessness, such as forgetting to loosen the lines when it starts to rain, adjusting lines carelessly,
driving pins in a slipshod manner, or dragging tents over rough ground. To prolong the life and
usefulness of the tent, observe the following rules:
(1) Pitch, strike, and fold the tent in the manner described in this manual. See paragraphs 2.7 and 2.9.
Do not try to take shortcuts unless you are sure no damage will be done. To protect the top of the
tent during handling and in storage, fold the tent so that the side walls rather than the top of the tent
will be exposed.
(2) Observe the utmost care when pitching and striking the tent, making sure the material does not tear
on protruding pins, over-hanging branches, or other objects.
(3) Never drag your tent on the ground or floor.
(4) Use all the necessary parts and accessories for the tent and use them for their intended purpose.
(5) Pack the tent carefully for shipment The tent is issued complete with cover. Carry tent in cover.
(6) Pack pins and poles separately from the tent.
(7) Inspect tentage to make sure that it is in serviceable condition. Particular attention should be given
to seams, bindings, lines, and all places where strain is exerted. Be constantly on the lookout for:
(a) Any evidence of mildew.
(b) Any foreign matter which may have collected on tent.